Created in the 15th century, Château de Pez is the oldest domain in Saint-Estèphe. The Pontac family, who created Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. The domain was sold as a property of the state after the French Revolution and was owned by a succession of families before Champagne Louis Roederer purchased it in 1995. The estate covers more than 62 acres. The wines ferment in traditional oak vats before blending. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, aged 12 months in oak barrels, 40% new. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored their barrel tasting 93 points saying "A very firm and closed wine. It has intense tannins, with the fruit following slowly behind. The structure is impressive, while the black-currant flavors are still to show."